“Penengro” is an exciting story set in Ireland about a young orphan, Rory, who runs away from a difficult home, and meets and then lives with a group of gypsies. This book was close to the heart of the author, Hilda van Stockum, as she always sympathized with the outsiders in life.
"King Oberon's Forest" is the only fairy tale written by famed children's book author, Hilda van Stockum, and includes illustrations by artist Brigid Marlin, the author's daughter. First published in 1957, the book has a magical quality. It is notable as having been commended by none other than Eleanor Roosevelt in a letter that is reprinted in this 2012 edition.
Bubblegum Betty is the true story of young Mennonite girl growing up during the Great Depression. Hear about her childhood adventures like cutting off just one of her braids, eating soap and walking in her sleep. Growing up with a large family and a special needs brother kept her life interesting.
A Classic Revisited: Graphic Image has re-released the book that inspired It’s A Wonderful Life Written by Laura Fenton While It’s A Wonderful Life is well loved and widely known today, the novella it’s based on had a much different reception. When Philip Van Doren Stern penned The Greatest Gift, he couldn’t find a publisher for his story about a Christmas Eve encounter with a guardian angel. Determined to share his story, Van Doren Sterns self-published 200 copies of the book and…
One of Hilda van Stockum's best known works, The Winged Watchman tells the story of two young boys living in a windmill who help the Dutch resistance during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II.
Emily's Ghost: A Novel of The Brontë Sisters Excellent book: i've read the girl's books before this novel then read them after, and it totally changes the tone. Part biography and part historical fiction and part love story
"Kersti and Saint Nicholas" is one of Hilda van Stockum's most cherished works. At the center of this story is Kersti, a mischievous little Dutch girl who is always misbehaving. As St. Nicholas Day approaches, Kersti worries that she won't receive any gifts and sets out on an adventure.